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Contact Details

URL: http://www.arctic-council.org/

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Founded

1996-09-19 Ottawa ON Canada

History

Established 19 Sep 1996, Ottawa ON (Canada) through Ottawa Declaration. Took over the activities of U-XF2604 - Arctic Environmental Protection Strategy (AEPS).

Aims

Provide a mechanism to address common concerns and challenges of Arctic governments and the people of the Arctic; protect the Arctic environment and sustainable development as a means of improving the economic, social and cultural well-being of the north.

Events

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Structure

Meetings of Foreign Ministers of member states and political leaders of the Permanent Participants (every 2 years). Committee of Senior Arctic Officials (SAOs). Includes E-XE3856 - Arctic Council Indigenous Peoples' Secretariat (IPS). Rotating Chairmanship. Permanent Secretariat in Tromsø (Norway). Working Groups (6): K-XK2094 - Arctic Contaminants Action Program (ACAP); E-XE2315 - Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP); E-XK0713 - Programme for the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), including E-XJ2098 - Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program (CBMP); E-XK1391 - Emergency, Prevention, Preparedness and Response (EPPR); E-XK1390 - Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME), including E-XE3700 - Regional Programme of Action for the Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment from Land-based Activities (RPA); E-XE4116 - Working Group on Sustainable Development (SDWG).

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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on Land

UIA Org ID

XD5969

Last News

2013

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